Vincentian general election, 1972

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General elections were held in Saint Vincent and the Grenadines on 7 April 1972.[1] The result was a tie between the People's Political Party and the Saint Vincent Labour Party, which both won six seats. Despite being a former member of the SVLP (which had received a majority of the public vote), the sole independent MP James Fitz-Allen Mitchell formed a government with the PPP. Voter turnout was 75.6%.[2]


Party Votes % Seats +/-
Saint Vincent Labour Party 16,108 50.4 6 0
People's Political Party 14,507 45.4 6 +3
Independents 1,330 4.2 1 New
Invalid/blank votes 344
Total 32,389 100 13 +4
Source: Nohlen


  1. ^ Nohlen, D (2005) Elections in the Americas: A data handbook, Volume I, p600 ISBN 978-0-19-928357-6
  2. ^ Nohlen, p603